Daily Incidents for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

ShotSpotter Leads to Firearm Recovery, ArrestOn the evening of Sunday, October 7, 2007 ShotSpotter registered shots fired at 45 Nightingale Street in Mattapan. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate any suspects. A witness in the area reported to hear two gunshots. Soon after, at approximately 2:00am, ShotSpotter again registered shots fired, this time in the area of 37 Nightingale Street. Officers again responded to the area and a search of Nightingale Street proved unsuccessful. Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force began to search the surrounding area when a black male was observed on the front porch of a residence on Kingsdale Street, one block away from the location where the shots were recorded. Upon seeing the officers, the individual attempted to gain entry to the residence but was unsuccessful. Officers began to walk toward the suspect when another black male was observed walking from the rear of the building. Officers began to inquire why the men were at this address and both suspects appeared to be out of breath and extremely nervous. Soon after, a firearm was discovered under the back deck of the residence. Officers then arrested Justin Searcy, 17, of Mattapan for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Search Warrant Executed at 39 Dunlap Street Last night at 8:21pm, members from the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant at 39 Dunlap Street. Officers made a forced entry and arrested the following individuals: Joanne Jones, 54, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Disorderly Person. Ryan Parrish, 18, of Boston and Sheena White, 23, of Dorchester were both arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Anthony Hill, 23, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Jordan Hart, 19, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D and Firearm Unlawfully Carried. Officers recovered a firearm, 48 plastic bags of crack cocaine, and 18 plastic bags of marijuana, 2 scales, and 5 boxes of plastic baggies, ammunition and U.S. currency. Detail Officer Stops Robber In His Tracks This morning at 12:05am, while conducting a detail at 776 Dudley Street in, officers observed what appeared to be a robbery in progress. Officers observed a black male yelling and screaming for police as he was chased across the intersection of Columbia Road onto Dudley Street. Officers observed the victim scream, “He is trying to rob me, stop him!” Officers immediately brought the suspect to the ground as he attempted to run past officers. While the suspect was being subdued on the ground the victim continued to run towards the detail officers with a firearm in his hand. Officers gave the victim lawful commands for him to drop the gun which he immediately did. The victim stated that he had a License to Carry Class A. The victim stated to officers that two suspects approached him on Stanwood Street and displayed two weapons, one was shotgun carried by the second suspect and the other suspect had a silver handgun. The suspects took the victim and stole the cash from inside. The victim stated that the suspect returned his wallet to him so that he can withdraw cash for them. The victim stated that the suspect forced him to a couple of different ATM machines to withdraw money for the suspect and his accomplice. The victim stated he could not give the suspect any money because his account was over-drawn and that the receipt should be at the ATM machine across the street. Officers walked across the street to the bank where a receipt was found, which matched the victim’s estimated overdrawn amount and also corresponded with the reported time of the incident. The victim stated that he is an armed security guard with a Class A License to Carry and that he happened to have his firearm on him during this incident. The victim further stated that while he was fumbling with his ATM card, he went for his firearm and pulled it out on the first suspect while screaming for police. The victim stated that the suspect immediately began to run from him while he continued to scream for the police, at which point officers were able to control both parties. Derek Moon, 19, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Carjacking, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Kidnapping. Woman Arrested After Climbing Fire Escape Early this morning around 2:06am, Area C-6 (South Boston) officers observed a female climbing a fire escape in the rear of 317 West Street. Officers observed the female stop on the second floor landing and began opening a closed window. Officers then observed the female enter the second floor apartment and turn on a light. Officers set up a perimeter and attempted to entry into the second floor apartment. After several minutes, a male occupant opened the door. Officers informed the male that a female had just entered his apartment through the rear fire escape window. The occupant let officers into the apartment and soon located the female hiding behind a living room couch. Gail Blanchard, 32, of Quincy was arrested on outstanding warrants for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Operating after Suspension or Revocation.